Sunday, June 22, 2014
A Quick Update
Just a quick update: It has been a 'low' spot on the roller coaster ride of our lives. Since starting Richard on the long-acting Morphine this past week he has spent so much of his time in a drug-induced sleep. Yesterday he was not out of bed at all. He didn't eat at all. He drank when we woke him and turned him from side to side. He slept for over 24 hours. The kids left early this morning for Chicago on their church mission trip. We did get Richard up and I 'helped' him brush his teeth. He ate a few bites of eggs and toast. Drank a bottle of protein shake and had a glass of grapefruit juice. Justin and Paige just left for home. I will be on my own until tomorrow afternoon when my cousin from Oklahoma gets here. But, we will do okay. He looks comfortable. He looks at peace. I am struggling with where I need to be and how I feel about all of this, but I will be okay too. It is such a decision to make: have him like this? Or more awake and in pain? Such agony for me. Or agony for him! I will keep you updated as I am able.